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southern potato salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
melinda simpson
Fayette, AL

I always think of potato salad as something you would serve in the summer with BBQ but my momma always made the best and she would make it for the holidays too. This is pretty close to her version.

(1 rating)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For southern potato salad

  • 4 lb
    red potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp
    salt, plus more to taste
  • 4
    hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    sweet pickle relish
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • pimento stuffed green olives

How To Make southern potato salad

  • 1
    Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Add the 2 teaspoons salt to the water. Boil the potatoes until tender when pierced with a fork but doesn't fall apart. Drain.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, sweet pickle relish, chopped onion, boiled eggs, black pepper, and salt to taste. Fold this into the potatoes.
  • 3
    Put into a nice serving bowl. Sprinkle with paprika and stud the top all over the pimento stuffed green olives.
  • 4
    You can serve this right away while it is still warm but I personally like cold potato salad.
  • 5

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